“Nisha is Kate Spade, 24/7,” laughs planner Christina Baxter of Cibi Events. “She loves anything with blush, black, white, gold, stripes, and polka dots.” That’s a whole lot of action for a Big Day design bride that Nisha Philyaw wanted to be more classic than trendy. But that’s where Christina stepped in, honing Nisha’s ideas down to something that suited her and groom Justin Greene and the gravitas of the day itself. The result? A mix of elegance and whimsy: tabletops fit for royalty, a cake tied off with a sweet pink bow, and drum shades draped in polka dotted garlands. “We wanted wow factors everywhere you looked,” says Nisha. “It was just enough to take your breath away but not enough to make you afraid to sit down and have a good time.”
Charleston is one of the country’s top-tier cities for so-called destination weddings, and any couple getting married here should expect far-flung guests to RSVP an enthusiastic “Yes” to their celebration, especially when this old-school boarding pass, designed by Studio R, debuts your wedding details in high flying style.